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April 12, 2021 03:31 PM

Pearl Celebrates 75 Years Anniversary Online

Pearl carried a special event on April 2 on Pearl YouTube channel in celebration of its 75th anniversary. The company announced new anniversary models and presented artists talk sessions, concerts featuring renowned drummers including Hiro Tsunoda, Maya from LUNA SEA, Natsume from Shazna and Raise A Suilen, and marching drills by Oarai Highschool Blue Hawks marching band. The visitors also enjoyed virtual flute factory tour of Pearl as well as flute concerts. ...

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April 12, 2021 01:46 PM

2020 Japanese Musical Instruments Export and Import

Japan exported a total of 60.3 billion yen worth of musical instruments, parts and accessories in 2020, a 15% decrease over the previous year. But almost all categories went down compared to the year before. While upright & grand piano exports which share the largest value of the total export declined 10%, brass instruments and other wind instruments significantly declined by roughly 30% and 20%, respectively. 5 top categories of upright & grand pianos, reed instruments & other wind ...

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March 16, 2021 09:14 AM

2019 JMIA Music Products Retail Sales Survey

Japan Musical Instruments Association has recently completed retail sales of music products from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. JMIA sent out a questionnaire to 344 music retailer members throughout Japan, and 114 retailers responded. Total sales of 114 music retailers in 2019 were 78,418,653 yen. Please take note that the 2019 retail sales data can not be simply compared with the data of the last couple of years because the retailers joined in the survey differ from year to year. JMIA ha...

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February 25, 2021 09:02 PM

2020 Japanese Music Products Retail Market Survey

We much struggled with the pandemic in 2020. Covid-19 devastated almost all industries throughout the world. The music products industry was not an exception though some categories enjoyed unexpected sales growth brought by stay-at-home demands. School music education, extra-calicular band activities, music lessons and entertainment businesses all severely suffered. A terrible year it really was. While customers came up to local music stores during the lockdown, business shift to EC accelerated....

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February 25, 2021 09:02 PM

Obituary Seiichi Utsunomiya 

Seiichi Utsunomiya, former president of Japan Piano Technicians Association (JPTA) passed away on January 8 at the age of 94. Utsunomiya contributed to set up JPTA, and served the chairman of the organization for 5 years from 1982. He also served as chairman of International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians (IAPBT) from 1987 to 1990. In recognition of decades of dedication to the society of piano technicians, Utsunomiya received Medal with Blue Ribbon in 1992. His book titled ‘A Gui...

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Japan's exclusive music products trade magazine.

* Sales, production statistics of music products in Japan appear in September issue of JMT every year (import/export statistics is in April issue).
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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2017

List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured from 1946 to 2017. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.

* 63 brand names, 1,600 models, serial numbers.
* 630 pages, 210mm x 148mm size.
* ¥4,500
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* Japan Piano Atlas 2008 and 2013 editions now come in one single publication and updated. The 2008 and 2013 editions are out of print.

Piano Nomenclatur (Far East version)

Piano vocabulary listing the parts of the piano, the name of the part, the adjustment criteria of the action etc. in four languages.

* Far East version of Piano Nomenclature originally written by Nikolaus Schimmel /H. K. Herzog
* English GB/USA, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Taipei
* 64 pages, 208mm x 220mm size.
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